battle of Solferino

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n battle of Solferino an indecisive battle in 1859 between the French and Sardinians under Napoleon III and the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
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Usage

In literature:

On June 24, 1859, the battle of Solferino was fought.
"Lady John Russell"
The battle of Solferino had begun.
"The Liberation of Italy" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
On the day of the battle of Solferino, the Austrian Envoy at Rome dined with the Cardinal Antonelli.
"Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men And Women And Other Things In General Originally Published In Blackwood's Magazine - 1864" by Charles Lever
In the battle of Solferino the engagement extended for eighteen miles.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
The matter is in fair way to disturb the peace of Europe before Sadowa shall have become as old a battle as we now rate Solferino.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866" by Various
In the neighborhood of Solferino they left the train to inspect the scene of battle.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
Shortly afterwards news reached me that he had been amongst the first victims of the bloody battle of Solferino.
"L'Arrabiata and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
Shortly afterwards news reached me that he had been amongst the first victims of the bloody battle of Solferino.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
He did good service also in the Italian war of 1859, being actively engaged in the battle of Solferino.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
The French Emperor crossed the Alps, and in June the allies won the battles of Magenta and Solferino.
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
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